Marciano Vs. Charles II – When “The Cincinnati Cobra” Almost Won By A Nose

Rocky Marciano - Who gave Rocky Marciano his toughest fight? You might say Jersey Joe Walcott, from whom Rocky won the heavyweight title. You might care to say Archie Moore, who, like Walcott, decked “The Rock” early, only to be overcome later on in a great fight. But to many, in fact to most, Ezzard Charles – for too many the finest (and uncrowned) light-heavyweight in boxing history – was the man.

Who gave Rocky Marciano his toughest fight? You might say Jersey Joe Walcott, from whom Rocky won the heavyweight title. You might care to say Archie Moore, who, like Walcott, decked “The Rock” early, only … read full article “Marciano Vs. Charles II – When “The Cincinnati Cobra” Almost Won By A Nose”

Tyson Fury Lists His Top-Five Greatest Heavyweights (says he would have beaten them all)

Rocky Marciano - Bored with lists yet? Just lately, during the lockdown, many people have come out with lists, these lists compiling their greatest this, their greatest that in boxing. Not one to miss out on anything, WBC heavyweight champ Tyson Fury has listed his top-five greatest heavyweights.

Bored with lists yet? Just lately, during the lockdown, many people have come out with lists, these lists compiling their greatest this, their greatest that in boxing. Not one to miss out on anything, WBC … read full article “Tyson Fury Lists His Top-Five Greatest Heavyweights (says he would have beaten them all)”

On This Day In 1953 – Rocky Marciano Scores His One And Only First-Round KO As Heavyweight Champ

Rocky Marciano - The great Rocky Marciano scored a number of first-round knockouts during his perfect pro career – 11 in fact. Yet "The Rock" only scored one first-round KO win as world heavyweight champion. It was on this day back in 1953 when Marciano again met the man he had beaten in a savage battle to become world champion. This time, however, Jersey Joe Walcott had nothing like the combination of cunning, guile and toughness he'd had at his disposal in September of 1952.

The great Rocky Marciano scored a number of first-round knockouts during his perfect pro career – 11 in fact. Yet “The Rock” only scored one first-round KO win as world heavyweight champion. It was on … read full article “On This Day In 1953 – Rocky Marciano Scores His One And Only First-Round KO As Heavyweight Champ”

September 21st, Rocky Marciano Reaches His 49-0 Record, Larry Holmes Is “Robbed” In His Attempt To Equal It

Rocky Marciano - If you believe in fate, in the alignment of the stars, in destiny, etc, etc, then you will know how the date of September 21st, today's date, is a very significant one in terms of world heavyweight boxing and the richest prize in sports. For September 21 is the date that saw, in 1955, the great Rocky Marciano reach his amazing 49-0 record; you know, the most famous pro record in boxing history.

If you believe in fate, in the alignment of the stars, in destiny, etc, etc, then you will know how the date of September 21st, today’s date, is a very significant one in terms of … read full article “September 21st, Rocky Marciano Reaches His 49-0 Record, Larry Holmes Is “Robbed” In His Attempt To Equal It”

50 Years Ago Today: The Beloved Rocky Marciano Goes Down In An Air Crash; Gone But Never, Ever Forgotten

Rocky Marciano - “The Rock,” Rocky Marciano is the greatest heavyweight in boxing history, so say many experts, fans and historians - Tough beyond belief and as fearless as he was dedicated (did anyone ever train harder, more punishingly than Marciano?), Rocky seemed to have no obvious weaknesses and the old timers who had the incredibly good fortune of being alive at the time and able to watch “The Brockton Blockbuster” go to work, swear it was impossible for him to ever lose a fight.“The Rock,” Rocky Marciano is the greatest heavyweight in boxing history, so say many experts, fans and historians – Tough beyond belief and as fearless as he was dedicated (did anyone ever train harder, more … read full article “50 Years Ago Today: The Beloved Rocky Marciano Goes Down In An Air Crash; Gone But Never, Ever Forgotten”